40 Years of River Conservation

Boundary Waters, MN - credit Joe Brandmeier

© Joe Brandmeier

Today, American Rivers has over 200,000 members, activists, and volunteers empowering us to be the leading voice for rivers. As American Rivers celebrates 40 years of protecting and restoring rivers, we wanted to take time to recognize some of the people who made it possible.

Don’t forget to learn more about our 40 Years of Success in our interactive timeline!

Here the country’s River Champions who have been invaluable to our work.

River Champions – American Rivers’ Staff Picks



River Champions – Reader Nominated